32. 2 suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed 1 Jan.
lift, reception/lobby with seating, bar, restaurant (30 yds), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), conference/banqueting facilities, small exercise room, civil wedding licence, courtyard, private garden, secure car park.
'light' in bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms and bedrooms (not left unattended).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
room from £134. Set dinner £24-£30, a la carte £38.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Returning guests in 2018 ‘enjoyed a relaxing time in warmth and comfort’ at Tim Hart’s purpose-built hotel, on the former ramparts of Nottingham’s medieval castle. The ‘universally helpful, friendly’ staff were especially praised. In lieu of a lounge, there is the bar, where light bites can be ordered; a hillside garden is a cloistering spot for afternoon tea. The restaurant is housed in a separate building, just across the road. Chef Daniel Burridge whips up a ‘high-quality, appetising’ modern menu (‘although only one of the mains changed daily’). The bedrooms ‘aren’t especially spacious’, but have ‘a comfortable bed and wonderful distant views across the city’. Breakfast is an event (‘a dedicated staff member cuts and prepares toast using first-class bread from Hart’s Hambleton Bakery’): ‘freshly squeezed juice, spicy sausages, thick rashers of succulent bacon, perfect, molten scrambled egg; however, it was a red card for the cafetière in which a tea “of personality” was served, substituted by a teapot’. The central location ‘makes it a clear choice for business travel and parents visiting offspring at university’. Hambleton Hall, Hambleton (see entry), has the same owners. (Robert Gower, and others)
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Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide